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GoranWembley
United Kingdom

A nice stopover

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 Jul 2016
We didn't stay here but spent a couple of hours on a fossil tour and admiring quiver trees. The fossil tour was really interesting, the trees so cool and the views amazing. We did it as a part of our Southern Swing tour organised in Windhoek.
Date of stay: March 2016
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

We loved Mesosaurus. We initially were planning on camping for one night but upgraded to a cottage. When we got there, we met Oom Giel, who enthusiastically told us to follow him in our vehicle to the Quiver trees, dolomite rocks and fossils. The guided tour was awesome, the sunset landscape immediately thereafter was incredibly humbling. What a magical place once you've learnt so much about its past.
The accommodation was simple but perfect. The decor has personal touches that makes it unique.

Date of stay: May 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

Wonderful camping and fascinating fossils here - with beautiful quiver trees around huge dolomite plinths that provide a truly magical experience. The owner provides a great tour of the camping area and has wonderful knowledge of the area and its history. Great to stay and explore!

Date of stay: March 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank fhiggs78
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

We stopped at Mesoaurus for 1 night en route to the Mata Mata gate at the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and found that there was more to this place than just a bush campsite.

My European cousins from Switzerland and Latvia have summed Mesosaurus up very well.

We too enjoyed the setting of quiver trees and dolerite rocks, the guided tour of the fossils, sleeping with the weaver birds and the nice 4WD route where we saw a bat eared fox. Yes, the bees at the ablutions block were a nuisance - I would have preferred to see the honey badger that was no doubt nearby!

The ablutions block had 2 showers, 2 toilets and an outside tap where most campers washed dishes. I couldn't understand why the ablutions didn't have a sink for washing hands after going to the loo. Consequently the stand tap got lots of use, perhaps attracting the bees even more?

That said, the setting, enthusiastic guided fossils tour and self-drive 4WD route makes up for it all and it costs buttons to camp. One of the nicest camps we stayed at in our month long trip to the Northern Cape and Southern Namibia.

Date of stay: February 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Brian C
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

On our one month trip to Namibia we have seen plenty of different accommodations across the country and price segments (see list below). The Mesosaurus Camp Site offers a spectacular location amongst quiver trees and exploring some 300 Mio year old fossils.

We liked: very friendly and enthusiastic owner, evening drive with the owner was very informative and entertaining, 4x4 self drive onsite, huge waiver bird nests on the camp trees (watch out, these birds are really clever), fair pricing

We disliked: toilet, shower and tap were entirely occupied by bees and we didn’t want to start to compete

Conclusion: we highly recommend to stay a night at this place and continue on the road towards Mata Mata which feels like an endless red dunes roller coaster

Check also our review on: Voigtland, Waterberg Wilderness, Frans Indongo Lodge, Onguma Tree Top Camp, Halali Camp Site, Eldorado, Ongava Tented Camp, Mowani Lodge, Eberwein, Solitaire, Namtib Biosp, Nest Hotel, Fish River Lodge, Mesosaurus Camp Site, Kalahari Game Lodge, Red Dunes, Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge, Olive Exclusive

Date of stay: December 2015
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Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

We stoped over here on our way back to windhoek. Very warm welcome by the "Father" of the house. Very secluded camp ground under trees with hughe bird nests. Very romantic! Nice and easy 4x4 Trail. Let the man of the house take you on his little tour of the fossils of the mesosaurus. He does it with such warm enthusiasm!

Date of stay: September 2015
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